Yo! We’ve got something very special for you… today we’ve got the second single from The Impossebulls’ dope new album Everything Has Changed; Nothing Is Different! Some of you may recall a little hip-hop group from the 80s and 90s that went by the name of Run-DMC… of course you do… well… the “A-Side”, “Road Warriors” features the Bulls rocking the mic along with none other than Devastating Mic Control aka DMC! Yeah, yeah, I talk too much… I know… I never shut up…... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, hip-hop, the impossebulls, marcus j, c-doc, dj def chad, chuck d, dmc,...
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been six years since the release of Nic Bommarito’s great full-length album, “Harp Fragments”. When Nic contacted me about releasing a new album at blocSonic, I had only recently visited his website to see if he had released anything new, only to be disappointed. So, suffice it to say that his desire to release new music at blocSonic was a terrific surprise to me. There are a few artists in the Creative Commons community who never let you down... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, ambient, shoegaze, indie, folk, nic bommarito
Today we’ve got a release for you that’s special for a couple reasons. It’s the first Dr. Mindflip EP to feature a complete band line-up… and it’s our 200th release!As usual, Dr. Mindflip brings his brand of sinister, hallucinogenic pop, but the band lends a depth not heard thus far.Thanks to Aidan Guilfoyle, Darryl O’Connell, Mark O’Connell, Right-turn Ricky & Dr. Mindflip for a terrific new release!Thanks to Kenny Smith for the original cover illustration, Sdvisi.Of course,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: maxbloc, blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, indie, avant-garde, dr. mindflip, dublin, ireland
2010 has been an incredible year for blocSonic. We’ve had Boots Riley on ETHX’ “Boom to Bloom” and Chuck D on Just Plain Ant’s “Rumble, Young Man, Rumble”. We’ve released our first indie and pop albums with Friends or Whatever’s self-titled debut, Garmisch’s self-titled blocSonic debut and Liam Stewart’s “Sixteen Words”. We’ve re-released three netaudio albums with exclusive bonus content — CM aka Creative’s “The Classic Material Completion Package XE”, Tha... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, creative commons, free, music, downloads, flac, mp3, ogg, nanowar, nanowar of...
It’s been a long time that I’ve been a fan of Zengineers. They were featured on our second netBloc release and their remixes can also be found on three of our maxBloc singles. I’m very happy to present to you this special release, “Bitter Lemon EP”. It may be a brief EP at three tracks, but it’s a great one which features two new Zengineers tracks and a new remix of a Jeremy Macachor track. Enjoy some trip-Hop with a dash of Drum ‘n Bass.Join me in officially welcoming Zengineers... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, trip-hop, drum n bass, electronic, zengineers
If you’ve been following what we do for long enough, you might have first heard MUTE’s “Is It Too Late For US All” when it made an appearance on “netBloc Vol. 15: this album won’t eat your gas money” back in mid-2008. A little over a year later, we brought you the great release by one half of MUTE… UNknown aka Formula’s “The Overcast Project” and then a little under another year, the other half of MUTE… Tha Silent Partner made his blocSonic release debut with “Tha... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, xtended edition, tsp, formula, unknown, tha silent partner, uk, boston, hip-hop, mute
With this final maxBloc single for “Tha Complete Platters Sessions XE” we’ve got another stack of bonus gems for you — more unreleased tracks from the Platters sessions and a fantastic remix by Minneapolis electropunk artist Mach FoX. Check it! When you’re done with Starksy, if you haven’t already done so, grab the other single “P Pulsar” and “Tha Complete Platters Sessions XE”. Thanks again and remember… share it, blog it, podcast it. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, funk, soul, hip-hop, tha silent partner, mach fox, tsp, seti, k9, free, music,...
Volume 20 carries on the blocSonic tradition of presenting 10 internationally released netaudio gems. Rock, pop, electronic, jazz, trip-hop, dub and hip-hop are all brought together for your listening enjoyment. Thanks again for your continued dedication to blocSonic and our netBloc series. We truly hope we’ve helped broaden your musical palette even if only a little! Visit blocSonic.com for more info! ( 2 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, hip-hop, jazz, rock, funk, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, trip-hop, IDM
Did you know that on January 16th, blocSonic will be 5 years old? Can you believe that it’s already been five years since we first released our premiere netBloc volume? To commemorate this, we’ve made January 2012, MUTE month and we’re packing the month with free releases!So who is MUTE, you ask? MUTE is a project by Tha Silent Partner and Unknown (aka Formula). A project begun back in 2007 when they released their incredible collection “Pavement Politics, Vol. 1”. There’s never... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, tsp, formula, unknown, tha silent partner, uk, boston, hiphop, mute
“Bird Of Prey” is your first taste of what Liam Stewart and blocSonic have in store for you with the release of the album “Sixteen Words” on November 30th. If you dig indie-pop music packed with lush melodies, moody vocals and a rock edge then you definitely need to check the album when it drops! Liam’s sound lies somewhere between Tears for Fears, Pink Floyd & 90s brit-pop… a sound that’s been forged from years of music-making that dates back to the 80s post punk outfit,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, liam stewart, pop, indie, download, free, ccmusic, freemusic, flac, ogg, mp3,...
We’re back serving you another helping of ten fantastic delicacies from the world of open-licensed netaudio. This time around, our energy was focused on presenting selections from the ever expanding archives of Jamendo.com. If you’re unfamiliar with Jamendo, it’s a community-driven website that hosts “free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses”. It’s an amazing source of music discovery and exploration. At Jamendo, you’re sure to find music from... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, pop, drum n bass, dnb, hip-hop, indie-rock, indie-pop
After taking a much needed month off from releasing, we’re back with another fresh batch of netaudio gems. Even with the month off, it was a bit of a bumpy ride pulling this together. During the process of attempting to acquire permissions and assets, we were unable to finalize on four original tracks and went through two rounds of changes. As is always the case though, this process ends up being beneficial for the release — since the line-up/track order is always scrutinized repeatedly... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, pop, electronic, trip-hop, hip-hop, metal
blocSonic is quite proud to present to you the self-titled debut by Richmond, Virginia artist Friends or Whatever. With its fusion of shimmering electronica and a raw rock vibe, FoW proves to be a very engaging listen. At times quiet and contemplative… at other times beat-driven and laced with distorted guitar and melancholic vocals. All the while a bit challenging to put your finger on and yet it’s quickly familiar. It’s that very enigmatic nature that’s sure to pull you in. On a side... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, indie-pop, pop, electronic, rock, indie-rock
The Honorable Sleaze is back with the second single from his album “Broad Street Boogie”, “Higher” B/W the terrific “Dreamflower (Keep The Dream Alive)” featuring the talents of fellow Richmond, VA MC BCMusic 1st. You’ll also find a great new track called “In My Dreams” featuring Sleaze himself on the mic.Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, richmond, virginia, the honorable sleaze, bcmusic 1st, flac, mp3, ogg
Are you ready to rock? I hope you are because today I’m excited to release the powerful debut EP, “Gryaznyj albom”/“The Dirty Album”, by the Russian band Vpopolam. They call their sound “anti-glamorous chanson-core”, a blend of funk, rock & grooves. At times the sound is reminiscent of Red Hot Chili Peppers and at other times, the sound’s hard to pin down. There’s one thing about it that’s very easy to pin down… these guys know how to make absolutely infectious music.... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, vpopolam, rock, maxbloc, russia, chanson-core
If you haven’t figured it out by now, each original blocSonic album release is promoted via two maxi-single releases. With each single, we draw you in with very tasty exclusives. Garmisch’s “Facing the Sea” is no different. In fact, this one comes packed with six! On it you’ll find a previously unreleased Garmisch gem “Requiem for Wolf” as well as a variety of remixes by dustmotes, Tha Silent Partner, Zengineers & mGee. Thanks to the remixers involved, you rock! Thank you once... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, garmisch, sweden, electropop, electro-pop, free, music, freemusic, ccmusic, creative...
Thanks again, everyone, for downloading the latest netBloc release! Your consistent support is greatly appreciated, not only by us at blocSonic, but also by the artists and labels who have participated in all our releases. The netBloc compilations are one more avenue which they can utilize to promote the great things that they're doing. This time around we've got another fresh batch of music to add to your collection! We've got music from France, Germany, Brazil, Spain and the US. Rock has a... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, fusion
It’s finally arrived! The netBloc that nearly wasn’t. Between delays in acquiring assets and personal life issues getting in the way of wrapping up in time, it’s my distinct pleasure to present to you another excellent collection of netaudio from the world over. I planned on writing a lengthy intro for this one, but with everything that’s helped delay it, I’m just happy to be able to get this out to you to enjoy. So please… enjoy it… and if you enjoy any of these gems, support the... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, flac, mp3
Since 2007 we’ve been giving you these fantastic collections of netaudio in hopes that it introduces you to a new world of music that’s available on the web. This time around is no different… except in one way. It’s quite literally the first time that the final line-up is the same as the first one chosen. No replacements were needed for artists and/or labels who didn’t get back to me or weren’t able to participate. Included are 12 fantastic tracks plus one bonus goodie included in... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, hip-hop, rock, pop, indie-pop, electro-pop, trip-hop, experimental
It’s always exciting when I come across an artist who delivers an album that can be enjoyed from beginning to end. It’s even more enjoyable when that artist is completely independent. There’s something to be said for music independence in these days of packaged and repackaged mainstream music product. Independent music isn’t held back by labels and expectations to fit a certain mold. When I first heard Ant’s “Fly”, I was very impressed by the fact that it had that classic hip-hop... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: blocsonic, hip-hop
Here’s another fresh netBloc release for you to soak in. As always… it was a challenge to pull together and it underwent a serious overhaul when it became clear that an artist and a label weren’t as serious about the release as I was. Finally, when all is said and done… this release is 1000% better because of the replacement tracks and new play order. Thanks to you artists who were contacted at the last minute and came through with the required info and assets! Today on Twitter, someone... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, rock, pop, trip-hop, indie-rock, indie-pop, pop/rock, hip-hop, electro-pop
Our latest installment in the netBloc series gives you 10 more net audio gems to groove to. In this release we present to you hip-hop, trip-hop, jazz, electro-pop and rock from Germany, France, Spain, Bulgaria and Canada. I'm sure you'll be curious what the title means, read about it in the PDF booklet. You'll also notice that there's alternative package art for those of you who want to customize your release. Have fun! As always, thanks so much to all participating artists and labels. It was a... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, pop, electro-pop, electronic, glitch, hip-hop, jazz
Here you have it, a fresh release for your aural enjoyment. Pop, Hip-Hop, Rock, Dance, Indie, Electronic, Trip-Hop... United States, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, France... Diversity? You bet. Part of the enjoyment of netaudio/netlabels comes from the fact that FINALLY, you can easily enjoy music from all over the world, no longer do you have a mainstream music industry pulling the strings and telling you what you should or should not enjoy. Those days are... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: rock, jazz, pop, electrofunk, electropop, indie, indiepop, electronic, trip-hop
Well finally! We at blocSonic were finally able to give you another excellent release of free net audio. It'll prove to be worth the wait. It's truly an international collection that features talent from Brazil, Germany, United States, Scotland, Spain, Italy and Canada. On this collection you'll hear Plunderphonics, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Electronica, Pop, Rock, Ska. If you have a heartbeat, you're bound to find something you like. So go ahead... download it. If you dig any of it, don't hesitate to... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: rock, jazz, funk, ska, electronic, electronic, trip-hop, dub, electro, pop, hip-hop
This was a release that I hoped to have ready in time for the holidays and was to be a holiday gift. Things didn’t fall into place as quickly as I had originally hoped, so here you have it now, a couple months late. What you’ll find with this one is a “concept” album. At least a concept in as much as a compilation can be a concept. There’s an overlying theme... that of the Moon. There’s a loosely tied narrative that is held together through the use of public domain texts, video and... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: rock, electronic, pop, indie
It’s finally here! “’94 Flow” by DJ Harrison is a collection of 25 instrumentals in which he displays his incredible musical sensibility. If you’re a fan of jazz, soul or hip-hop, you’re guaranteed to give this more than a few spins. Who knows, it may even become a musical staple at your home. Whatever the case may end up being, please give “’94 Flow” 42 minutes of your time, this is something special.Thanks to Devonne Harris/DJ Harrison for allowing blocSonic the honor of... Topics: blocsonic, creative commons, free, music, downloads, flac, mp3, ogg, dj harrison, devonne harris,...
C-Doc returns with one more maxBloc for you to dig, this time featuring the charged “Broken Homes” which once again features the superb DJ Def Chad on the mic. It also contains three killer non-album cuts… “Life Slow Down” featuring Impossebulls alumnus, Jamod Allah and “Rapper”, Parts 1 & 2 with DJ Def Chad once again on the mic.I hope you’ve been enjoying the great new music by C-Doc, this month… keep an eye out in 2013 for more! Also, be sure to check out his films when... Topics: blocsonic, c-doc, hip-hop, maxbloc, the impossebulls, impossebulls, dj def chad, jamod allah, boom...
Announcing netBloc Volume 4: Soundtrack for the Coming Revolution. Another gem packed collection of net audio culled from all over the world. One from ccMixter, a couple from Jamendo, others from various netlabels... all equally terrific. About the blocSonic.com netBloc series: Many things are currently happening which are allowing for netlabels increased importance in the world of recorded music. The mainstream music industry's reluctance to trust music fans to the music they purchase. Their... Topics: rock, pop, electronica, trip-hop, hip-hop, post-rock, indie-rock
Closing out Mported Flows month is the second single, “Master Plan”, featuring special versions of the dope “The Pronged Fork” cut. A must hear, whether you’re a fan or haven’t checked out Mported Flows yet. As with ALL hip-hop we drop, this is the real thing, not that stuff that the mainstream would have you believe is.A huge thank you to Mported for the music, this month! A special thanks also to C-Doc for making it happen. It really is an honor to have blocSonic be the home to... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, hip-hop, boom bap, mported flows, the impossebulls, twenty-one twenty-four,...
The sixteenth #musicmonday release by Maine Graphic Designer/Producer mGee. Beats for your listening pleasure. Check out more at http://mgee.blocsonic.com. Topics: blocsonic, mgee, musicmonday, ccmusic
Today the D3Zs make their blocSonic album debut with the funky fresh new album Zenpin Hangaku, which translates to ‘everything half price’. If somehow you missed the previous D3Zs releases, they’re an international hip-hop crew consisting of members from Japan and Canada.For those of you who fondly recall the golden era of hip-hop when DJs were a prominent element of hip-hop music… the D3Zs music will be a breath of fresh air! The whole album is laced through and through with the... Topics: blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, hip-hop, japan, canada, d3zs, cheese, pot-c, c-doc, cm aka creative, the...
The seventh #musicmonday release by Maine Graphic Designer/Producer mGee. A funky and melodic electronic hip-hop joint for you to nod your head to. More can be heard at http://mgee.blocsonic.com Topics: blocsonic, mgee, musicmonday, ccmusic
Back in September of 2009, a label started by our own Just Plain Ant, Just Plain Sounds, released a tasty gem by The Honorable Sleaze… the release was named Summer Fresh and featured a personal favorite, “God Damn” among other fresh joints. Now, closing in on five years later, I figured it would be cool to return the spotlight to the album and give it an Xtended Edition re-release.For the XE, Sleaze revisits a few of his favorites and delivers them updated fresh for 2014. All I can say... Topics: xtended edition, blocsonic, flac, mp3, ogg, hip-hop, just plain sounds, the honorable sleaze, rva,...
With this being the 41st volume in our most excellent netBloc series, I felt it only fitting that I make plunderphonic artist Fortyone an integral part of it. So what you’ll find is his wacky and adventurous explorations in sampling both opening and closing this collection… making for a righteous 41 sandwich.Within that sandwich you’ll find eleven more tracks that once again represents the quality and variety of the Creative Commons licensed netaudio world. If you’re only now... Topics: blocsonic, netbloc, flac, mp3, ogg
The man who helped kick off our original releases with his “Dig Deep”, Just Plain Ant. He’s returning on March 13th with his 4th blocSonic album release, “Knowon”. The first single from that album is the funky, funky “The F***kiteer”. More of that grown/thinking folk music. Get’cha head nodding to some of those progressive hip-hop beats. Thanks again for peeping the goods… remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, flac, mp3, ogg, just plain ant, ccmusic, creative commons, hip-hop, rva, jps,...
Fans of that classic BOOM BAP HIP-HOP sound will be happy to know that we’ve got more of it for you to enjoy this month! During the whole month of September we’ll have releases by Mported Flows… an Impossebull… also one half of Twenty-One: Twenty Four, the dope 24 hour project put together with fellow Bull, C-Doc! At the tail end of June in 2006, Port travelled a couple hours to C-Doc’s place to work on music and they ended up recording the complete EP, “Spanglish”. Today,... Topics: blocsonic, xtended edition, mported flows, c-doc, pennsylvania, hip-hop, boom bap, flac, mp3, ogg
Today we’ve got a treat for you fans of experimental sounds… the excellent debut album by Russian artists Serhio Efremis & Elli Q containing fifteen tracks which explore voice, sound, their interactions and silence. Floating around in the nether regions somewhere between industrial, trip-hop and new age, Serhio Efremis, along with Elli Q and Vasilieva Natalia, takes you on a spellbinding sonic journey with “Vocalises”. Please enjoy the ride.Once again, a very special thanks to... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, Serhio Efremis, elli q, experimental, electronic, Russia, flac, mp3, ogg
Have you checked out Jeremy’s self-titled debut album yet? Well here’s the 2nd single from that album. “Onwards” is one of my personal favorites from his great collection of tracks. As I've said before, his music is perfect for a road trip… and I stand by that. There’s just something about his sound that makes it just right for such an endeavor. So, if you’re still unfamiliar with the album, than here’s your change to sample the sound. If you have checked out the album, don’t... Topics: blocsonic, creative commons, free, music, downloads, flac, mp3, ogg, electronic, rock,...
Just Plain Ant will always hold a special place here at blocSonic, since his was the first original album and the first Xtended Edition that we released. We now enter his fourth year here and he returns with another great new album of formula smashing downtempo, “All Becomes Dust”.“Love(d)” is the first single from the new album which features the title track along with a couple single only gems of it’s own!Thank you for downloading & listening! If you dig the music, we’d love... Topics: blocsonic, maxbloc, flac, mp3, ogg, just plain ant, richmond, virginia, rva
While I was browsing Bandcamp for Creative Commons licensed music to consder for “netBloc Vol. 41: Life, The Universe & Everything” I discovered this great singer-songwriter based out of Buffalo, New York by the name of Pete Lund. He’s recently been using that platform to release a string of singles featuring his heartland/roots rock sound. When I reached out to him to include his song “Time Lines” on the above mentioned compilation, we ended up communicating about him releasing... Topics: blocsonic, fortyFive, flac, mp3, ogg, hip-hop, pete lund